The balance of power in Congress may have shifted, but that shouldn’t affect your weekend plans. Here are five events to check out, whether you’re drowning your sorrows or celebrating.
Cake Pop Making Class, Brooklyn Yarn Cafe, 1087 Flushing Avenue, Unit 109, Brooklyn, Saturday, 10 a.m.
With holiday season approaching, there’s no better time to learn to create adorable cake pops. This interactive two-hour class provides all the materials necessary to create your bakery quality pops, and guests can take their edible artwork home. Reserve your spot — $95 per person — through the Brooklyn Yarn Cafe website.
Brooklyn Spirits Presents: A Cross-Pond Cocktail Party Collaboration!, Industry City Distillery, 33 35th Street, Brooklyn, Saturday, 7 p.m.
Toast to one less hour of light with craft cocktails and Sixpoint beer. Cocktail bites from chefs Louise Leonard and The Taste UK winner Debbie Halls-Evans include pretzels with smoked gouda beer dip, assorted crudite, and sticky toffee pudding pie. Tickets are $50.
Sunday Brunch, The NoMad Bar, 10 West 28th Street, Sunday, noon
Though you’ll likely have to wait for a table (there’s a no reservations policy here), patience will be rewarded with french toast with fried chicken and eggs benedict sandwiches at this NoMad area bar. Guests should sip coffee cocktails or one of five different bloody marys, too.
Pig Roast Tiki Party, King’s County Saloon, 1 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, Sunday, 2 p.m.
Still dreaming about that trip to Hawaii? Settle for a luau off the L train this weekend. Black Tree’s Sandy Hall will prepare suckling pig sliders and porchetta for crowds listening to live surf rock from the band High Waisted and other musical guests. Melt will also be in the house dishing out ice cream sandwiches; drinks include tiki punch and jello shots. Tickets are $25.
Professor Thom’s Annual Chili Cookoff, Professor Thom’s, 219 Second Avenue, Sunday, 4 p.m.
If you’ve been sitting on a great chili recipe, step up to the plate this weekend and join this competition. Free for all home chefs and $15 for attendees interested in unlimited chili, the winning bowl will be featured on the bar’s menu throughout the remainder of football season. A flight of Harpoon Brewery beers is also included in the entrance fee. Those interested in competing should email firstname.lastname@example.org; entrants will be accepted until Friday evening.